Tag Archives: SSL

View Server Certificate with PowerShell

This is a follow-up to my previous post on checking Server Certificate detail with OpenSSL. Note that this example lacks error checking – that is left as an exercise for the reader. This is based on the “Parallel Universe” blog … Continue reading

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Java SE 7 vs 8 TLS SSL Cipher Support

Recent news from Oracle indicates that free public support (bug fixes and security updates) will currently only be provided for Java SE 8.x (as of May 2016). This is a smart move for Oracle for many reasons – one being … Continue reading

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JIRA and Confluence Behind Apache SSL Reverse Proxy

This is just a quick note about running Atlassian JIRA and Confluence behind Apache HTTPD using the strong reverse proxy and SSL features of the full Apache web server. This helps simplify your SSL configuration by keeping the certificate settings … Continue reading

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Secure LDAP with Active Directory

Microsoft Active Directory Domain Controllers (DCs) support secure LDAP connections on TCP ports 636 (non-global queries) and 3269 (global-catalog queries). If you have an active Enterprise Root Certificate Authority in your domain, it will sign the domain controller LDAP certificate … Continue reading

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Convert Apache Httpd SSL Certificate for Tomcat

This document may be helpful if you need to convert an existing Apache Httpd SSL certificate to the Java Key-Store (JKS) format used by default in Apache Tomcat. This example is specific to trusted certificates issued by GoDaddy, but the … Continue reading

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Cisco ASA Default SSL Broken

Just a note that out of the box, recent Cisco ASA hardware with new ASA software releases ships with broken SSL. This prevents the ASDM GUI (Advanced Security Device Manager) from functioning. To correct the problem, you must force the … Continue reading

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